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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU32X5R
We have one that is loosing trigger to the fuel injectors,(we still have spark) engine will stall, and may restart in a few mins or it may not start for days. we have installed a break out box, and we are loosing PIP signal. when the ECU is disconnected the PI...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine stalls VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Hi everyone, we have here one difficult problem. It's a 96 Ford Windstar 3.8L . The first time this vehicle came to the shop, it came because of the codes P0171 and P0174 which are exhaust lean in both banks. We noticed that the intake gaskets were bad so we r...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U71
This Taurus only misses at idle and it is flooding the whole front bank, i am confused. Alldata says that fuel pressure should be from 35-65psi that is a HUGE spread. I must be missing it but i guess that is why i am asking for help. Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 miss)
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L guages,altenater VIN: 2FMZA55472
when van first came in ,no communiction with scanner(snapper solis).found corroaded bus wire at connector by brake master.had codes in front control modle for no comm ondata bus .no codes now that the wire is fixed but still overcharges (only when driving)and ...
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45PX3
I found CKP not plugged in all the way, this corrected the P2617 code. The U0105 comes back. I found TSB 04-18-6 and TSB 08-26-3 and followed direction to test for possible failed FICM. The steps ay that damaged or chaffed harness can cause FICM failure. 2 dif... Trouble codes: U0105 (loss of communication with ficm), P2617 (crankshaft position output circuit)
2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Compressor lines VIN: 1FMFL16LX4
Customer just returned vehicle with complaint of noise at start up.Vehicle only makes noise when started with defroster on,worse when cold. When compressor engages lines from compressor shake violently.After compressor has ran there is no more noise untill com...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P36
replaced pump and regulator due to mileage and common failure history-icp went from 180 to 300 but still no start-removed both valve covers-dont see any oil leaking anywhere while cranking-dont have adaptors to pressurize through icp sensor will try to find to... Trouble codes: P2291

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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L ccrm VIN: 1FALP5745R
First and formost i would like to thank everyone for their valued input on this vehicle. The ground wires @the rad support in front of the battery had been checked[8mm ] times two and cleaned,but they werent the problem. There is another wire in the wire loom ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
After reading all the posts and consulting with the customer, we decided to disconnect the radio and leave unplugged which corrected his problem. As suggesetd we told customer that installing an aftermarket radio would most likely be the lowest cost option.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Lighting VIN: 1FTZX1720Y
Thanks to Brian, Robert and Donald for taking time to reply. As it turns out the truck has been wrecked and someone welded a cheap aftermarket core support in. They didn't bother to clean the paint off the thing where the left side headlight ground is located....
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56SX1
I disconnected the A/C compressor and so far the lite has NOT come back on. Car is coming back in tomorrow and I will plug the connector back up and if the lite caomes back on then I dont know what the repair will be. I will keep you posted. Tanks to all 13 fo... Trouble codes: P0306.
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP38381
This one is FIXED!! After waiting several days for 15 lifter/buckets, I was able to dial in the valve lash perfectly. Started it up cold and it ran perfect. I had my vacuum gauge on it from cold and it had 18" of vacuum right away at idle, perfectly steady....
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Surge VIN: 3FAFP11342
Pulled back apart, re install alignment tools, checked alignment on VCT sprocket, re installed and ran fine, well ran fine after replaced plug wire that got damaged, exhaust leak from dropping pipe 4 times but other than that. Only thing we can think is when t...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L dash cluster VIN: 1FDXF46F92
thanks to all who replied, first the dash cluster did fix the alternator regulator excite circuit (intermitten charge light KOEO), even though I did't see charging at first start up ( alt.charge light now working), I found I did't wait for glow plug relay to c...
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